Cowabunga! Ubisoft's TMNT Video Games Now Available
New Video Games Based on First CGI TMNT Movie Feature Classic Turtle Humor
> and Over-the-Top Ninja Action
> SAN FRANCISCO MARCH 20, 2007 Today Ubisoft, one of the world's largest
> video game developers and publishers announced that its TMNT(TM) video game,
> based on the upcoming CGI feature-length film starring the Teenage Mutant
> Ninja Turtles®, is now available at video game retailers in North America.
> Developed by Ubisoft's world-class Montreal and Quebec City studios, TMNT,
> the video game, is rated E10+ and is available for the Xbox 360(TM) video
> game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®2 computer
> entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Windows® PC,
> Game Boy® Advance, Nintendo DS(TM), Nintendo GameCube(TM) and Wii(TM).
> The new TMNT video game incorporates the same dark and dangerous environments
> and extends the adventurous themes featured in the new TMNT CGI film being
> developed by Imagi Animation Studios and Mirage Licensing and distributed by
> Warner Bros. The TMNT movie, which opens in U.S. theaters on March 23, 2007,
> takes place in a New York City plagued by secretive villains and strange,
> otherworldly creatures. Faced with these perils, the Turtles will experience
> their most trying time both as heroes and as a family, as Raphael, Donatello
> and Michelangelo lose their focus and struggle to maintain their unity and
> ninja discipline. In the movie and in the highly immersive video game
> adventure, it's up to Leonardo and the faithful father figure Splinter to
> reunite the band of brothers and save New York City from a monstrous evil
> that lurks around every corner. Video game players will engage in
> over-the-top acrobatic navigation, collaborative combat and powerful fighting
> "Ubisoft is proud to be introducing everyone's favorite Turtles to the next
> generation of video games, said Tony Key, vice president of marketing at
> Ubisoft. "Ubisoft has worked closely with the creators at Imagi and Mirage to
> develop an immersive gaming experience that gives players a chance to expand
> the adventures in the film by submerging themselves in the sewers and scaling
> the rooftops of New York City in true ninja style.
> TMNT Video Game key features include:
> Intense Ninja Fighting: Harness the power of Ninjitsu and become a master of
> combat. Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo are playable and each
> have unique acrobatic moves, weapons and combat skills, such as
> Michelangelo's fast nunchuck face slap and Raphael's powerful Sai throw.
> Unique Acrobatic Navigation: The Turtles jump from rooftop to rooftop, scale
> tall buildings, dive into sewers and race through every corner of the city to
> confront their enemies.
> Powerful Tag-Team Moves: Together the Turtles can team up to reach locations
> unattainable alone or defeat the enemy.
> Diverse Enemies and Bosses: Features characters from the movie and the
> original comic book series including the Purple Dragon Street Gang and the
> infamous Foot Clan and a whole new group of enemies creep out of the
> shadows to face the Turtles.
> Nine Wii Mini-Games: The Wii version features nine exclusive mini-games and
> each character has different movements and challenges. For example, Leonardo
> is forced to take action in a crime-ridden hotspot and in a game called
> "Shooting Alley as he throws his Shuriken to keep enemies at bay.
> Ubisoft's TMNT video game is being created under a licensing agreement with
> Mirage Licensing, Inc. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are represented for
> merchandising by 4Kids Entertainment. Please visit www.tmntgame.com to access
> the official game Web site and www.tmnt.com for the latest news and
> information on the new CGI movie.
> About Ubisoft:
> Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive
> entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through its
> strong and diversified lineup of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has
> offices in 21 countries and sales in more than 50 countries around the globe.
> It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to
> consumers. Ubisoft generated revenue of 547 million Euros for the 2005/2006
> fiscal year, an increase of 3 percent over the previous fiscal year at
> constant exchange rates. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.
> About 4Kids Entertainment
> Headquartered in New York City with international offices in London, 4Kids
> Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE) is a global provider of children's
> entertainment and merchandise licensing. 4Kids, through its wholly owned
> subsidiaries, provides domestic and international merchandise licensing;
> product development; television, film, music and home video production and
> distribution; media planning and buying; and Web site development. For
> further information, please visit the Company's Web site at
> www.4KidsEntertainment.com and www.4Kids.TV.
> ©2007 Mirage Studios, Inc. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles(TM) and TMNT are
> trademarks of Mirage Studios, Inc. All rights reserved. Software ©2007
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> logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other
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> trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Memory Stick Duo(TM) may be
> required (sold separately). Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, and the
> Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.
> Game Boy Advance, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DS and Wii are trademarks of
> Nintendo. © 2006 Nintendo.
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